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K&A

Κ&Α form a dazzling duo. Mixing their different backgrounds and their complex cultural roots they spread poetic & political concepts. Their mobile studio and stage fluctuate between variable combinations of latitudes and longitudes. Urban & rural territories, in which borders are alive, appearing and disappearing, magnetize their artistic practise. K&A create the tools to blurry…

APPALSHOP

Appalshop is a U.S. nonprofit cultural arts organization based in the mountainous central Appalachian coalfields of eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia.  Appalshop was founded in late 1969 by Bill Richardson, an architect, and a group of aspiring young artists who secured funding from the Kennedy administration’s War on Poverty program to engage their neighbours in…

Maati.tv

Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has struggled with democracy due to a history of military dictatorships and multiple waves of religious extremism. Such an atmosphere has reduced spaces for marginalised communities, particularly women and minority groups. As an activist and an artist, the biggest challenge in such an environment is to counter the extremist…

Guy Le Jeune

Guy is a writer and theatre maker, based in County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland. He has been Theatre Artist in Residence for An Grianán Theatre and Donegal County Council for the last two years, funded by a bursary from the Irish Arts Council.  He has over thirty years of experience in theatre, in…

EMPAF

EMPAF participated earlier in ICAF in 2011 with workshops from Soft Touch Arts and Charnwood Arts. EMPAF is a unique and nationally respected network, which is dedicated to championing the East Midlands as a Centre of Excellence for participation in the arts. During ICAF 2014 and ICAF 2017 a steadily growing delegation of the East…

InsightShare

InsightShare (UK) is an undisputed pioneer in the field of participatory video. From their homebase in Oxford, staff members travel around the world with video equipment to enable community groups to produce images with which to reflect on their own lives. In an ambitious project called Conversations with the earth InsightShare worked with indigenous people…

Krista Burger

From 2009 until now Krista Burger has developed and taught various workshops and seminars for theaters, museums and schools. Their strength lays with workshops that last more than 2 days because then they can really explore a subject and develop a more in depth work with the participants. Krista has have worked with people from…

Soft Touch Arts

Soft Touch Arts was founded 25 years ago as a co-operative with 5 members. The company now employs 12 people. Over the years Soft Touch developed an issue-based approach to community arts which has become a model of good practice particularly, though not exclusively. with young people. The company is now well established as a…

Ambrosia’s Table

Ambrosia’s tafel [‘Ambrosia’s Table’] is a social art and cultural heritage educational organization that receives structural subsidy from the Flemish government. It works specifically on multimedia literacy and knowledge. Ambrosia’s Table seeks to stimulate people to become more conscious of media and to use media to enter into dialogue with one another. To achieve this,…